The effect of amputation of the cervix uteri upon subsequent parturition

A preliminary report of seven cases
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        1. The incidence of successful pregnancy in the seven patients presented in this preliminary study was decreased from 91 per cent to 21.5 per cent by the operation of amputation of the cervix uteri.
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        2. The cesarean section rate was increased from 0 to 57 per cent following amputation of the cervix uteri, the only surviving babies in this series being delivered by this procedure.
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        3. Vaginal delivery following this operation was characterized by either a prolonged first stage or an increased latent period between rupture of the membranes and the inauguration of labor.
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        4. Two cases of parturition following amputation of the cervix are discussed in detail.
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        5. Among the cases reviewed in this study there has been found no difficulty in parturition following the Sturmdorf operation.
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        6. Amputation of the cervix uteri in any woman who may subsequently become pregnant is to be condemned strongly.
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        7. The Sturmdorf operation may be considered a safe alternative to amputation of the cervix in young women.
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